We are delighted to report that Alan L. Friel has joined our global Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice as Deputy Chair. Alan arrives from BakerHostetler, where he led the US Consumer Privacy practice, co-chaired the retail, restaurant and e-commerce industry initiative, and served as the California Digital Assets and Data Management Leader.
Alan has nearly three decades of experience in the fields of data collection, monetization, protection and in particular AdTech. He also has many years of experience advising major brands and start-ups on advertising, digital media, and consumer protection law more broadly, including data aspects. With both in-house and private practice experience, Alan has a first-hand understanding of the day-to-day issues that clients face and has the expertise to craft creative and commercial solutions.
Based in Los Angeles, California, Alan has advised hundreds of clients on compliance with the California Consumer Privacy Act and is already counseling clients on compliance issues and options under the California Privacy Rights Act, which will take effect in 2023. His addition to our global Data Privacy & Cybersecurity team will be an excellent complement to our rapidly expanding practice in this area.
Alan has a longstanding commitment to diversity and as an open LGBT professional, has worked to defend LGBT rights and improve support and retention efforts for diverse lawyers.